Travel insurance for when you are travelling overseas
Overseas travel insurance can provide cover for a wide variety of unexpected situations and is an essential travel accessory that no traveller should leave home without.
There's an unlimited variety of experiences on offer when you travel overseas. Exploring historic sites like Stonehenge in England or the Roman Colosseum, soaking up the sunshine on a beach in the Maldives, hiking to Everest Base Camp, or simply hunting down the best croissant in Paris!
But whether you're travelling on a shoestring budget with only a backpack and a vague itinerary in mind, or have thoroughly researched and booked a resort holiday or luxury cruise, you can never guarantee that everything will go exactly as planned.
Fast Cover has overseas travel insurance policies to suit all traveller types and budgets.
Who should get overseas travel insurance?
As exciting as an overseas holiday can be, there are always some risks involved no matter how carefully you travel.
Every traveller should consider purchasing overseas travel insurance before they head overseas.
Whether you are flying solo, or travelling with your spouse, partner, family or friends, travel insurance is essential for:
- Business travellers
- Digital nomads
- Holiday workers
- Tour groups
- Frequent travellers
- IEC Program participants
No matter how tight your budget may be, Fast Cover can help you out with a flexible policy that covers the things that are most important to you.
What does overseas travel insurance cover?
Fast Cover’s overseas travel insurance policies include a range of benefits such as cover for emergency medical and hospital expenses, cancellation costs and luggage and personal belongings.
If you get sick after a questionable meal, slip over and break a bone, have your bag snatched, or find yourself stranded at a foreign airport after your flight is cancelled, travel insurance can help to cover the unexpected costs involved and provide access to 24 hour Emergency Assistance to help you get back on your way.
Some of the most common expenses you might run into overseas include:
- Emergency medical and hospital expenses
- Emergency evacuation and transport costs
- Loss, damage or theft of passports, credit cards and travel documents
- Loss, damage or theft of luggage and belongings
- Special event travel expenses due to delays or missed connections
- Unexpectedly having to cancel your trip and return home
Fast Cover’s overseas travel insurance is a simple way to protect yourself from unexpected costs like these during your travels. See the table below for more benefits:
Which region do I select as my travel destination?
To make things as fast and simple as possible, we've grouped every country into a region so there's no need to specify every single country you plan to visit.
Simply select the highest region for the country or countries you're travelling to, and you’ll automatically be covered for travel to any of the countries included in that region. It also includes travel to countries in the lower regions as set out in our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
For example, if you select Europe as your region of travel, you'll also be covered for Asia, Pacific, New Zealand and Domestic travel as well.
See the table below to find the region for your trip:
Why choose Fast Cover for your overseas travel insurance?
Fast Cover provides specialist travel insurance for travellers headed to every corner of the globe.
Whether you're on a solo backpacking expedition to discover new cultures, or celebrating a milestone birthday with a luxury European cruise, or taking the family to Disneyland, we have an overseas travel insurance policy to suit all ages, traveller types and budgets.
Our policies are designed to be flexible so that you can tailor the benefits to cover what's most important to you without blowing your travel budget.
We've made travel insurance fast and simple with no medical assessments, and cover for 43 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions.
With a Fast Cover overseas travel insurance policy, you can explore the world with confidence knowing you have cover for unexpected costs as well as access to our emergency assistance team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
|Missed Connections in Venice
Judith was on her way to Europe via a stopover in Dubai when a delayed flight meant she missed her prepaid train connection in Venice. Stranded until the following day, she called the Fast Cover Emergency Assistance team who helped to arrange accommodation nearby so she could catch the same train and get back on her journey. Her Comprehensive policy covered her additional accommodation and meal expenses as well as the taxi fares to and from the station.
|Carl's Cancellation Costs
Carl and his wife had planned and pre-paid for a trip to attend a 100-year birthday celebration and family reunion, followed by a homeward cruise from Southampton. Unfortunately, a few months before their departure, an unexpected medical diagnosis meant they were forced to cancel their holiday. Thankfully they had purchased travel insurance well in advance and were completely covered for their cancellation costs and lost deposits. After submitting a claim online and providing all the required documentation, they received a payment of over $10,000 AUD within the week.
The insurance was easy to purchase online while easily able to compare different policies which were also reasonably priced. In addition, there were options of the excess you wish to pay should you need to make a claim. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. I will purchase with them again for sure.
Aimee – Productreview.com.au
|Very Efficient and Consumer Friendly
Everything about this Travel Insurance is excellent. It had a very efficient and fast on-line application system which produced the policy, approved it and sent me a copy. I had to make a claim as one of my bags got damaged during the journey. The claim procedure was very efficient and very prompt. It was approved and the funds deposited into my bank account within a few days. I would recommend this policy to any and all travellers.
David – Productreview.com.au
Made a claim which was received in less than two weeks. Would recommend to anyone and will use again when able to travel. Customer service was excellent.
Heather – Productreview.com.au
~Traveller details have been changed to protect their privacy. Claims examples are from Fast Cover travel insurance customers from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016.
↟Based on 365 day Basics policy to New Zealand region for a single traveller 50 years old or younger with $200 excess.
# Available with our Comprehensive policies only.
** No cover is provided for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications unless it is a single, uncomplicated pregnancy up to and including 23 weeks. In any event we will not pay medical expenses for regular antenatal care, childbirth at any gestation or care of the newborn child. Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.
+ Statistics based on 'Travel by Australians' quarterly report for June 2013, 'Tourism Industry Facts & Figures at a Glance' September 2012, Cruise Industry Source Market Report: Australia 2013 and Fast Cover Customers.
2 5% saving is based on the cost of a Duo policy versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount based on excess reduction cost under a Duo policy versus cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependent children.
3 Children or dependants under 21 years old and not in full time employment covered for free when travelling with an insured adult. Excludes Duo policies.
4 Price based on an 18 day Basics policy to Pacific region for Single traveller aged 50 years old or younger with $200 excess.
5 Additional terms and conditions, limits and excesses apply to travellers aged 80-89.
6 Must be accompanied by a professional instructor or guide.